10/24/14 12:21pm

7-eleven-brand

This is an update to this post.

7-Eleven has responded to the incident from the West End of Alexandria after investigating. The customer in question had been banned from the store.

“Unfortunately, this video neglects to tell the whole story and is clearly meant to create unrest and misdirect anger,” a spokesperson for 7-Eleven said in an email today. “We have video that has been turned over to local law enforcement of the individual who was not served and who was stealing from the store several times, causing disruption in the store and intimidating other customers. Neither race or racism was a factor in what happened in that video. The franchisee for this store, herself, is Black/African-American, and during the incident on tape another African-American customer was served. We explained this to the Caucasian lady who purchased the chips. She was sorry that she was outspoken against the employees and was sympathetic to their predicament.”

10/24/14 11:55am

Wegmans at Hilltop Village Shopping Center

This is an update to this post, this post, and this post.

The new Wegmans will have a restaurant as part of the store. Some of the Alexandria references should have said ‘Aexandria area’ shouldn’t they?

Via Press Release

Wegmans Food Markets begins recruitment of full-time positions today for its new Alexandria store in Fairfax County, set to open mid-year in 2015. Available full-time openings include everything from customer service and entry- level management to restaurant and culinary positions. The Alexandria store will employ approximately 550 people, 500 of whom will be hired locally. Of these, there are 200 full-time positions to be filled. Hiring for part-time positions will begin at a later date.

Full-time job applicants are invited to apply online at www.wegmans.com or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Applications will not be not accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there. Wegmans plans to begin scheduling interviews at their Kingstowne employment office later this fall.

“Alexandria is a foodie community and we’re eager to build our team with people who love food and have a passion for helping others,” said Mike Dempsey, Alexandria store manager and 20-year veteran with the company. “Wegmans is consistently ranked one of the country’s best places to work and we attribute that to meeting the needs of our employees by offering flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and a fun, friendly atmosphere.”

The Alexandria Wegmans, a 126,000 square-foot supermarket, will be part of Hilltop Village Center, a retail and office complex located at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Beulah Street. In addition to restaurant-quality prepared foods for which Wegmans is known, the Alexandria location will be the first in Virginia to feature The Pub by Wegmans, a full-service restaurant within the store.

Once the Alexandria store opens, Wegmans will have created over 3,650 jobs in Virginia since opening its Sterling location in 2004. That number will continue to increase in the coming years with at least three new stores slated to open: one in Charlottesville and two in the Greater Richmond area.

“We continue to expand in this region and promote from within, so there are tremendous opportunities to grow a career with us,” said Dempsey. “We provide the most in-depth product, customer service, and culinary training in the industry to ensure that our employees are well prepared to help our customers make great meals easy.”

10/24/14 10:58am

If you are are traveling around the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia this Sunday, keep in mind Mount Vernon Ave is being closed down for the annual Del Ray Halloween Parade. See above and below…

10/24/14 9:45am

For our morning links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed. On Rule 5 Friday’s, local blogs dominate the links. Be sure to show our fellow bloggers some link love.

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10/24/14 9:23am

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 24-26 with track work beginning at 10 p.m. TONIGHT (Friday) through closing Sunday.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at three stations: Greenbelt, Landover and New Carollton stations (see below).

Red Line trains will operate every 24 minutes with additional trains providing service about every 12 minutes between Medical Center and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours.

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10/24/14 9:03am
Open House signs in Alexandria, Virginia

There are dozens of homes for sale with open houses in Alexandria, Virginia scheduled for this weekend, October 25-26, 2014. You can view them at this link. Rentals with open houses are at this link.

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10/24/14 9:00am

Your Extraordinary Home for Sale in Old Town North area of Alexandria, Virginia at 400 Madison Street

This nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium for rent is located at 400 Madison Street in the Old Town North area of Alexandria, Virginia. Check out the view!

Via the listing

Light filled southeast corner unit featuring wrap-around balcony with fantastic views of the Potomac, Old Town and National Harbor. Gleaminglight bamboo floors in living area and soft carpeting in bedrooms. Updated kitchen and baths. One parking space conveys. This unit shows beautifully and ready for move in. Building features concierge top pool. Look and rent.

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